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2020-21 Points of Pride

KU Earns Highest-Ever Ranking, Named Best for Vets by Military Times for Seventh-Straight Year

Kutztown University has been ranked in Military Times' 2021 Best for Vets: Colleges rankings for the seventh-straight year. KU was ranked 19th among four-year schools, the highest ranking in school history (75th, 2019).

June 21, 2021

Communication Design Ranks Among Top 10 Graphic Design Programs in Pennsylvania for 2021

Kutztown University's Department of Communication Design was ranked eighth in Animation Career Review’s 2021 Top 10 Graphic Design School Programs in PA.

June 17, 2021

Spring 2021 Dean's List Announced

Nearly 2,300 students have been named to the Spring 2021 Dean's List at Kutztown University.

June 02, 2021

Senior Becomes First Women's High Jump All-American in Program History

Senior Becca Hemingway of the Golden Bear women’s track and field team became the 26th All-American in Kutztown University women's track & field history after her sixth-place finish in the high jump at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Championships hosted by Grand Valley State University on Memorial Day weekend.

May 29, 2021

Softball Senior Named All-American

Senior Jenna Lipowski of KU softball team was named a 2021 National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-American, earning third team recognition. Jenna becomes the 13th NFCA All-American in program history.

May 25, 2021

KU Launches Internship Program for Employees of Local School Districts Pursuing Certification

Allows individuals to pursue their certification while maintaining their current employment.

May 24, 2021

KU Awards Inaugural Undergraduate Research and Creativity Faculty Mentorship Awards

The awards recognize excellence in faculty engagement with undergraduate researchers.

May 12, 2021

Rock Ensemble Wins Award from DownBeat Magazine for Fourth Consecutive Year

Kutztown University's Rock Ensemble I won two DownBeat Student Music Awards for Undergraduate College Outstanding Performance for 2021.

May 10, 2021

Liquid Interactive, KU Partner for Sixth Annual Digital Marketing Award

Liquid Interactive, a premier marketing and tech agency in the Lehigh Valley, recently concluded its sixth annual Liquid Digital Marketing Award competition, a special event that allows Kutztown University students to apply their digital marketing know-how.

May 10, 2021

Basden Arnold Named Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs

Dr. Lorin Basden Arnold has been named provost and vice president for Academic Affairs.

April 16, 2021

Physics Senior Wins State System Award for Academic Excellence; Second-Straight Winner for KU Physics

Kutztown University's Caelan Brooks was presented as the 2021 winner of the Syed R. Ali-Zaidi Award for Academic Excellence Thursday morning at the State System's virtual Board of Governors meeting.

April 15, 2021

KU Student Wins Design Contest for Goodwill Reusable Bags

Kutztown University senior Jamie Sterner had her design selected as the winner of Goodwill Keystone Area's Bag Design Contest.

April 14, 2021

Four Graduate Education Programs Included in 2021 U.S. News and World Report’s Best Online Programs

KU has been ranked among Pennsylvania’s best online graduate-level programs in the U.S. News and World Report’s 2021 Best Online Master’s in Education Programs.

January 27, 2021

Kutztown University Launches Minor in Business Analytics

Kutztown University now offers a new minor in business analytics within its Department of Business Administration.

January 20, 2021

Fall 2020 Dean's List Announced

More than 2,325 students have been named to the Fall 2020 Dean's List at Kutztown University.

January 14, 2021

Fall 2020 Virtual Commencement Set for Dec. 12

Nearly 475 students will be awarded degrees during Kutztown University's fall virtual commencement at 9 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 12.

December 08, 2020

Professor Achey Joins NSF-Sponsored Inorganic Chemistry Education Research Project

Dr. Darren Achey, associate professor of Physical Sciences, has been named a Virtual Inorganic Pedagogical Electronic Resource (VIPEr) Fellow in an innovative study to develop, test and refine a flexible, foundation-level inorganic chemistry course.

October 28, 2020

KU Wins Statewide Award for Outstanding Counselor Education Program

Kutztown University's Department of Counselor Education and Student Affairs was awarded the Outstanding Counselor Education Program by the Pennsylvania Counseling Association (PCA) at its annual conference held Saturday, Oct. 3.

October 21, 2020

Kutztown University Receives Prestigious $1 Million Grant to Recruit Talented Students in Mathematics, Computer Science and Information Technology

KU awarded grant to recruit and support talented mathematics, computer science and information technology students with demonstrated financial need.

October 20, 2020

KU Offers Graduate-Level Criminal Justice Concentration in Master of Public Administration Degree

From violent crime to public order offenses, the Master of Public Administration: criminal justice at KU focuses on applied problem-solving skills.

October 15, 2020

KU and Lock Haven Partner for Accelerated Programs in Psychology and Sport Science

Kutztown University and Lock Haven University recently signed an articulation agreement to allow KU psychology students to dual-enroll in graduate-level sport science courses at Lock Haven toward the pursuit of a Bachelor of Science in psychology from KU and a Master of Science in sport science from LHU.

October 08, 2020

KU and Johnson College Sign Dual Admission Transfer Agreement for Information Technology Programs

Kutztown University and Johnson College signed a dual admission transfer agreement on Sept. 30 to facilitate the transfer of Johnson College graduates to KU.

October 01, 2020

KU Awarded Physics Research Grant by National Science Foundation

Dr. Kunal K. Das, professor of physics at Kutztown University, has been awarded a research grant by the National Science Foundation.

September 29, 2020

KU Rises in 2021 U.S. News and World Report Rankings

Kutztown University has been named a "Best Regional University" in the U.S. News and World Report's annual ranking of U.S. colleges and universities.

September 14, 2020

Computer Science and Information Technology Programs Earn Global Accreditation

Kutztown University's Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Bachelor of Science in Information Technology programs have been accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology.

September 09, 2020

The Princeton Review Recognizes KU as One of the Best Universities in the Northeast for 2021

Kutztown University has been featured as one of the "Best in the Northeast" by the Princeton Review for 2021.

September 08, 2020

Honors Graduate Anna Nissley Wins National Portz Scholar Award

Kutztown University graduate Anna Nissley ’20 has been selected by the National Collegiate Honors Council as one of four 2020 Portz Scholars. This national award is given to four students for outstanding undergraduate honors papers.

September 01, 2020

Delaney named KU’s vice president for Finance and Facilities, Weidman promoted to director of Human Resources, Peña to supervise HR

Matt Delaney, the university's chief financial officer, has been named vice president for the division of Finance and Facilities. Jennifer Weidman, who had been serving as interim director, has been named KU's director of Human Resources. In addition, the Office of Human Resources will move into the division of Equity and Compliance under the supervision of vice president Jesus Peña.

August 17, 2020

KU Named One of College Magazine's Top 10 Colleges in Pennsylvania for 2020

College Magazine recently announced its Top 10 Colleges in Pennsylvania for 2020. Kutztown University ranked No. 6 on the list and tops among Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education institutions.

July 21, 2020

KU 2020 Graduate Daniel Johns Wins State System Award for Academic Excellence

Daniel Johns ’20 was presented as the 2020 winner of the Syed R. Ali-Zaidi Award for Academic Excellence.

July 01, 2020